Watch: Assam Deputy Speaker Kripanath Mallah falls off elephant during welcome ceremony

Kripanath Mallah

New Delhi, Oct 8: BJP MLA and newly-elected deputy speaker of Assam Assembly Kripanath Mallah on Sunday fell from an elephant during a welcome procession in his constituency.

Kripanath was being welcomed by his supporters in Ratabari, in Assam’s Karimganj district.

In a video released by news agency ANI, supporters are seen welcoming the BJP MLA to his constituency. It appears the deputy speaker and the mahout lost balance when the elephant ran forward and Kripanath had an embarrassing fall.

His supporters came to his rescue and the deputy speaker escaped unhurt.

On October 5, Mallah was elected the new Deputy Speaker of Assam Assembly. The Autumn session of the assembly was adjourned sine-die on Friday.

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